Asymmetric Tuberous Breasts

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Dr. Anna Wooten is a nationally recognized expert in Breast Augmentation. For more information about this procedure please view our Breast Augmentation page.

Tuberous or tubular breasts are a common complication that can hinder the full development of breasts during puberty. One or both breasts may be affected with varying severity and asymmetry. The effects on breast shape, size and symmetry can be a source of stress and insecurity for many women. Dr. Anna Wooten provides an excellent array of options for women seeking corrective cosmetic surgery for tuberous or asymmetrical breasts.

Dr. Anna Wooten has helped men and women from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township and beyond look and feel their best with cosmetic surgery. Contact us online today or call 724-759-7777 to schedule your breast consultation.

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Candidates for Tuberous Breast Correction

Tuberous breast deformity is a congenital condition that usually starts to show during breast development. The visual effects on the breast can include:

  • Large, puffy areola
  • Wide gap between the breasts
  • Underdeveloped breast tissue
  • “Tubular” sagging
  • High breast fold

The condition may affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed because the breast’s milk glands may not have developed enough to produce milk.

Is Tuberous Breast Correction the same as Breast Augmentation?

Treatment of tuberous breasts may include a breast augmentation (the insertion of breast implants); however there are considerable differences in how this corrective procedure is approached, planned, and carried out. Tuberous breast deformity correction requires a series of nuanced surgical adjustments to deliver the most fitting aesthetic transformation.


Often problems occur when tuberous breast deformity, especially in it’s more subtle forms, is simply not diagnosed. When a surgeon doesn’t recognize the condition, he or she may only review with the patient common breast augmentation techniques. This approach will inevitably fail to address certain restrictions of the patient’s lower breast and may worsen areolar herniation.


In order to achieve the optimal breast shape, moderate and severe instances of tubular breasts must be treated with a meticulous plan for breast reshaping and areolar placement based on the tubular breast type and the patient’s ideal post surgery silhouette

Dr. Wooten has seen many degrees of severity and asymmetry in women looking to correct tuberous breasts. No two breast corrections should be planned in same manner. Each surgery varies significantly based on the individual’s breast shape, overall figure and vision for post surgery results. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with an expert level of experience in cosmetic breast surgery, Dr. Wooten has a long-standing knowledge of and reputation for safely delivering beautiful results with tuberous breast correction.


What are tuberous breasts?

Tuberous breasts are a congenital condition that results in an irregular breast shape. Tuberous breasts are often conical in shape, with a narrow base and a high breast fold. The areola may also be enlarged. Tuberous breasts may affect only one or both breasts.

What causes tuberous breasts?

The exact cause of tuberous breasts is unknown.

How are tuberous breasts diagnosed?

Tuberous breasts are usually diagnosed by a doctor or plastic surgeon. At Beleza, Dr. Wooten may be able to easily determine the condition by a simple physical exam during consultation.

Is there treatment for tuberous breasts?

There is no “cure” for tuberous breasts. However, breast lifts, breast augmentations, and other surgical procedures can improve the appearance of the breasts. The type of surgery that is best for you will depend on the severity of your condition and you own anatomy. Dr. Wooten will help you to formulate a plan of action during your personal consultation.

What are the alternatives to surgery for tuberous breasts?

There are no non-surgical alternatives to surgery for tuberous breasts. Happily, tuberous breasts do not have any significant impact on health, so patients may choose to leave them as they are. If patients would like to correct their tuberous breasts, plastic surgery is the only effective solution.